EXIT Realty’s Tami Bonnell joined the discussion on the future of the industry
Industry professionals came together last week in Rye NY for RISMedia’s Annual Leadership Conference. The opening panel of the general session featured some of the real estate industry’s heavy hitters, including Rich Rector, CEO & Owner of Realty Executives, Ron Peltier, CEO & Chairman, HomeServices of America, Carter Murdoch, SVP, Bank of America, Sherry Chris, President & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and Tami Bonnell, President of the US Organization of EXIT Realty Corp. International.
Moderator and RISMedia Founder, John Featherston, started the discussion which focused on change and innovation in the real estate industry by suggesting that we’re "on the verge of something great" because "the consumer believes in what we represent."
Bonnell said that the availability of real-time data is having a big impact on the way agents conduct business. "An iPhone and a pen is an office", she said. REALTORS® won’t be able to hide – they must become experts in order to excel. She went on to say there is no better time to be in the business of real estate rather than just in the real estate business, a comment that moderator John Tuccillo hailed as arguably "the most important thing" participants would hear.